Photo Comments (2)Age: 22 Years Sex: Female Weight: 100+ lbs
Leave a bone for Kodi
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thunder scares her
a yellow squeeky toy
chickens, just like her sister Aja.
the woods behind the house
catching a fisbee
I got her full sister(separate litters) Aja 9 months before. when i moved to the country i wanted another Kuvasz so Aja would not be lonely and for mutual protection in the forest near my house were they roamed.
I placed a small cow bell on their collars so i could hear where they were.
Kodi was a puppy when Aja was a year older, but Kodi grew so big and fast, that by 8 months of age, Kodi was bigger (but not faster) then Aja. They played some of the most amazing games togther and to watch them run full speed thru the forest was a sight to behold.
Kodi and Aja were best buddies and defended each other whenever there was any trouble around the yard. they slept togther on my bed whe they were young, but had not done it for several years and the day Aja died, i came home and Kodi was sleeping on my bed and I could tell she knew what had happened to her sister. Kodi did not leave my side when i was home for several months, even though I had adopted her nephew a kuvasz named Abba, who she treats as a son.
4 years ago, a pack of 12 dogs raided the neighborhood, Kodi saved the lives of two other neighborhood dogs who were mauled by the wild pack of dogs, she killed 3 of the wild dogs and drove them off, she was bitten up bad, but recovered and she was the local hero and the owners whose dogs she saved came by to give her treats, and the royal order of the golden biscuit for heroism.
Kodi has slowed down a bit now at 11 years but she is still the sweetest gal in the whole world. all she wants is to be by my side and get hugs. she even lets the chihuahua Little Bit I rescued two years ago climb over her. what a sweetie!
In September of 2005 Kodi was diagnosed with osteocarcinoma.
She underwent radiation therapy that appeared to arrest the cancer completely. We were delighted to have Kodi's thirteenth birthday party for her on Christmas and she got all the attenton she could handle from the other six doggies in the pack. Kodi was a truely loving and dotting matriarch of the pack and loved and obeyed by all.
On January 17th of 2006, after the successful radiation treatments the cancer was stopped and Kodi's x-rays showed no cancer growth forover 4 months. She was happy and alert and walking better than in months. We were all so happy when we let the hospital that night. Kodi road in the van and snuck her nose out the front window with the wind flapping her ears back!
Sadly, the next day, January 18th, 2006 Kodi passed away peacefully in her yard.
Kodi was the best thing that ever happened to me and she taught me life's lesson; to treat everyone you meet then as you surely will wish you have once they are gone.
Seme folks say Kodi was lucky to have me as her guardian, but I know in my heart, I got the better portion of the deal with her being in my life.
Kodi's story of her fight with cancer and pix of her and the pack she led can be read here.
http://www.able2know.com/forums/vi ewtopic.php?t=60139&postdays=0&pos torder=asc&start=0
I AM STILL HERE
I stood by you, by your bed last night, I came to have a peep.
I could see that you were crying, you found it hard to sleep.
I whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear,
"It's me, I haven't left you, I'm well. I'm fine. I'm here."
I was close to you at breakfast. I watched you pour the tea.
You were thinking of the many times your hands reached down to me.
I was with you at the shops today. Your arms were getting sore.
I longed to take your parcels, I wish I could do more.
I was with you at my grave today. You tend it with such care.
I want to reassure you, that I'm not lying there.
I walked with you towards the house, as you fumbled for your key.
I gently put my paw on you, I smiled and said, "It's me."
You looked so very tired, and sank into a chair.
I tried so hard to let you know that I was standing there.
It's possible for me to be so near you everyday -
to say to you with certainty, "I never went away."
You sat there very quietly, then smiled, I think you knew.
In the stillness of that evening, I was very close to you.
The day is over. . . I smile and watch you yawning
and say, "Goodnight, God bless, I'll see you in the morning."
And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide,
I'll rush across to greet you and we'll stand side by side.
I have so many things to show you, there is so much for you to see.
Be patient, live your journey out . . . then come home to be with me.
- Author unknown
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